week in review

Week in review – 11.08.2020

Here we are, another week in the books. I think you’d have to live under a rock at this point to not know what a historic week it’s been. The election was Tuesday and dragged on for days, until finally yesterday the media called it in favor of Biden. I happened to be home when this happened and when they announced it I just kind of… stared at the TV for a second before I realized what they were saying, not entirely comprehending what I was hearing. Now, I know we’ve got a ways to go, but that was the first step.

Anyway, on to the week.

  • my last few days of vacation were earlier this week, and while they were productive, I also took the time to relax before it was time to head back to work. All in all, it was a great vacation. Gettysburg was great, it was nice seeing the in-laws, and it was nice to spend a few days with Mike, just the two of us without the real world encroaching on that time.
  • Overall it was a super productive week. I’m relearning how to balance my time with what needs to be done so I can spend some time doing what I want to do as well as what I have to do.
  • The diet and exercise are doing pretty well. I actually either made it to the gym or worked out at home five times this week. I’m getting better at locking down the food portion of things; it’s not 100% where I want to be but we’re getting there. I only had one day that I was really horrible in terms of what I ate, the rest were right around where I wanted to be, calorie-wise, and my macros were in the ballpark of what I was trying to hit. I’m not heavily keeping track of my macros, but I am watching them, if that makes sense. I use MyFitnessPal to keep track of all of it, and at the end of the day I check to see if I went way off course or if I was at least somewhat close.
  • We had a big corporate visit at work on Friday where we got an award since our customer service metrics were most improved in the last FY for the whole region. The visit went great, the award is nice, and that’s less stress for us. As a small store, we don’t get nearly the amount of corporate visits that the bigger stores do – we maybe get one a quarter, and even then that would be a lot for us.
  • I realized the other day that I’m, generally, feeling better than I have in quite some time. I think upping the dose of the Zyprexa was the right thing to do. I feel more balanced, more in tune with myself. My mood is better. My stress and anxiety is lessened dramatically, and I’m not paranoid anymore. All good things. I had honestly forgotten what it felt like to feel this good (and no, I’m not trending hypomanic or anything). I think that sometimes I slide into a funk – not necessarily a depression – where its a slow descent that I don’t totally notice, and it’s not that anything is wrong, but I don’t have as much energy, my anxiety can kick pretty hard at times, and I just don’t… I don’t feel 100%, and I don’t notice. But I’m feeling myself again, and it’s great.
  • Our roommate is moving out today, and while we’re sad to see him go (he’s been here almost three years), it’s going to be nice to have the house back to ourselves. I’ve talked before about how I’m going to turn his room into an office, and I’m looking forward to getting started on that this week. I have a lot of plans, and I’m excited to see them come together,

I realized something this week. I can’t visualize things. When someone describes something to me I have a hard time picturing it until I see it. Once I see it, we’re good. Case in point, I asked Mike’s opinion on how to arrange everything because I just can’t see it. He tried talking me through it, but I just… I can’t picture it. He pointed out that it’s always been like that. Until I physically see it, I just can’t picture how things will look. I did a little research, and apparently that’s actually a thing. I guess there are people in the world that just can’t picture things in their minds if they haven’t seen them. I find that kind of interesting. Like, it also extends to that I can’t see things happening. When people say “picture yourself on a beach in Hawaii.” Yeah, can’t do it, because I’ve never been to a beach in Hawaii. Or when we bought our sectional a few years ago. I couldn’t picture what it would look like, at all. Luckily Mike doesn’t have this problem and can easily help when I just can’t do it.

I was supposed to start work on my sleeve this week, but my tattoo guy got strep, so that sucked. (This is another thing that I can’t picture – what it’s going to look like, and I’m very anxious about it.)

I’m in the middle of an 8 day stretch at work since I had to trade a day with another manager because our new iPhones are being delivered on Friday and someone needs to be here to sign for them. A friend of mine offered to come hang out here for the day, but I didn’t want to put him out, so instead he’s going to bring lunch over and hang out for a bit.

Well, that’s it for the week. Nothing major, just a lot of little stuff that added up to form big stuff.

Stay safe, friends!

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